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Particles

The practical activities in this resource provide an introduction to particles through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities around the classroom.

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Photography

The practical activities in this resource provide a good introduction to the properties of light and lenses through the context of photography, including making a pinhole camera. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of...

Pond Studies

This resource provides ideas for looking at pond plant and animal life using a microscope to make observations and comparisons. Identification sheets are provided for students to identify what they find in pond water and mud. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of...

Safety

This resource contains ideas for practically based activities which could be taught as a short
course or slotted into the scheme of work as appropriate. The activities are safety in the home, the fire triangle, fire extinguishers, fuels, fire-proofing and road safety. The experiments can be carried out in...

Soil

In this resource, soil is examined as a growing medium. The activities suggested are designed to produce some understanding of the importance of soil rather than looking at analytical methods. Students investigate soil types, the formation of soil, the quality of soil for plant growth and soil erosion. The...

Sound

The range of activities suggested here provides an interesting introduction to sound through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities around the classroom.

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Time

This resource, using an investigative approach, looks at the concept of time. The suggested activities cover the movement of the sun, tides, making a simple clock, lifespans, time lapse photography and calendars. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are...

APU Science Report for Teachers 4: Science in Schools, Age 13

The APU report number 4 for teachers presents, in concise form, some of the data and findings of the APU surveys of students aged 13. It includes an outline of the assessment framework, some of the questions which were written to match it, a description of how well, and how differently, students responded to them...

National Assessment: The APU Science Approach

In this publication, the Assessment of Performance Unit (APU) set out how it was to approach the assessment of science teaching and learning in schools. The APU was set up to promote the development of method of assessing and monitoring the achievement of children at school, and to seek to identify the incidence of...

LAMP Topic Brief 1: Fuels

This topic brief was published as part of the ASE’s LAMP Project. The brief was developed for third year pupils following a [link=//stem.org.uk/cxhk]Nuffield Secondary Science[/link] course. It was later trialled in a variety of secondary schools with students of average and below average ability in the 13 to 16...

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